Flint has always been known as a great rock n' roll town.

The people of Flint and surrounding areas have always been hard workers that love nothing more than finishing their day with a killer live rock show. That's why for decades some of the biggest names in rock have been coming to town.

To this day, thanks to The Machine Shop, we can still enjoy live rock shows in Flint.

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I didn't get to experience the Flint concert scene until the early 90s. At that time, it was all about the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint. I saw so many awesome bands there including White Zombie, Dream Theater, Danzig, and countless others.

It was only until recently that I found out AC/DC had performed at the Capitol Theatre. It's true, back in the 70s AC/DC took the stage at the Capitol Theatre with freaking Bon Scott on vocals. That had to have been so cool to see.

Check out AC/DC's setlist from their concert at the Capitol Theatre on December 5, 1977.

  • Let There Be Rock
  • Problem Child
  • Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • Whole Lotta Rosie
  • High Voltage
  • The Jack
  • Bad Boy Boogie
  • Rocker
  • T.N.T.

Another hot spot for concerts in the 70s and 80s in Flint was was the IMA Auditorium and Sports Arena. I was floored when I saw the list of big names that rolled into town back in the day.

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